Gowens Family History

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Gowens Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Gowans.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cowens, Gowins, Gowen, Gowans, Bowens, Cowen, Gowers, Gowin, Towns

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Gowens Family Origin

Where is the Gowens family from?

Gowens Family Occupations

What did your Gowens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, At School and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gowens. 5% of Gowens men worked as an At School and 59% of Gowens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gowens were Bricklayers Labourer and Companion Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • At School
  • Automatic Wrapping Machine Minder (bisc
  • Bank Messanger
  • Bricklayers Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Clerk
  • Companion Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gowens Historical Records

What Gowens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gowens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gowens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 164 immigration records available for the last name Gowens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gowens. For the veterans among your Gowens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gowens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gowens lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gowens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gowens in 1961 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gowens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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